This Week at MASU council

THE VOGUE CINEMA

Council voted in favour of the motion that the Mount Allison Students’ Union deduct $500 from the surplus and deliver the money to the Vogue Theatre’s fundraising commitments. Councillors stressed the importance of continued student support for the Vogue Theatre to ensure that it does not close and that student money has gone to a sustainable cause.

RENOVATIONS TO THE POND

MASU President Ryan Lebreton spoke about preliminary discussions held on the drafting of a proposal for renovations to the Pond. This project will extend over the next few months and will be guided by student consultation. The proposal will include full renovation figures and will circulate to a variety of stakeholders in order to ask for funding.

YEARBOOK

All the pages of the 2016 Allisonian Yearbook have been approved and sent to print. Copies will be arriving by mid-November.

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Presently, the collective bargaining process between Mt. A faculty and administration is at a standstill until the Provincial Conciliator releases his report. Once this is released, it will be passed on to the Minister of Labour, who will make a decision on how the province would like to move forward. Acting Provost Jeff Ollerhead and Mary Emma MacNeil, MASU vice-president academic, are looking into the possibility of meeting with both negotiation parties.

WELLNESS WEEK

MASU VP Student Life Anthony Maddalena and MASU Health Services Coordinator Tierza Petersenhave planned a Wellness Week from Nov. 21 to 25. The MASU is currently waiting on confirmation of partnership with the Wellness Center.

ENERGY EAST PIPELINE

Students from Mt. A’s environmental activism class GENV 4101 gave a presentation to MASU Council on their campaign against the construction of the Energy East pipeline, requesting that Council endorse their campaign. The group is opposed to the pipeline’s construction due to the numerous environmental threats it poses and the Indigenous Treaty rights it violates. The Students’ Administrative Council suggested that the students speak with Policy, Research, and Archiving Officer Lily Falk to create a specific policy regarding environmental sustainability. The group has also created a survey for students to answer regarding the pipeline.

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